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This is a M1942 HBT shirt which has a special designation, because of anti-gas flap and the two buttons under the collar to attach the woollen anti-gas hood. This example has been sun bleached to a very pale light green and is size marked 38 regular.
This is a good example of a M1942 HBT shirt which has a special designation, because the shirt has a anti-gas flap and two buttons under the collar to attach a woollen anti-gas hood. The shirt is size marked 38 regular.
This is an extremely good example of a reversible parka from green to white and was originally designed for use with ski troops. The parka was discontinued in May 1941 when it was officially replaced with the fur trimmed pattern. The back of the parka has the soldiers personal service number.
This is a M1948 parka, which is dated 8th October 1950 and was produced by "Julea Sedal Co". The parka was made without a zip. This example has had a zipper added, however the stitching to secure the zipper to the parka has gone in places. However this can either be completely removed or restitched. It also retains it's contract and instruction labels.
This is a good example of a 3rd pattern tropical jacket which retains it's instruction and size labels. The size is 33 to 37 inch chest.
This is a good example of a 3rd pattern tropical jacket, which has original insignia re-applied. The insignia is left sleeve, U.S. Army in Vietnam ( USARV ), right sleeve 1st Cavalry Division, both of these badges where used from 1965 to 1972. The collar tabs have the crossed swords for cavalry and the name tag and "U.S. Army badge on the breast pockets. The jacket is size marked "Medium", 37 to 41 inch chest. It also retains it's contract label which dates the jacket to 1970.
Tropical poplin material trousers, which are size marked 31 to 35 waist and 32 inch leg. The trousers retain their button fly and instruction label. It was common for soldiers to replace the button-fly with a zipper. This example are not dated.
Tropical rip-stop issue trousers which are size marked 31 to 35 inch waist and a 32 inch leg. The trousers have had the fly-buttons replaced with a period zipper . They retain their contract label which dates the trousers to 1969 and the maker's name "M.L.W.CO". The trousers also have the soldier's personal metal ID disc tacked to the hip pocket. The left thigh pocket is also marked with two yellow letters "M I P". However we i have no ideal what it signifies.
Tropical issue rip-stop trousers, which are size marked 31 to 35 inch waist and 29 inch leg. The trousers have had the button fly replaced with a period zipper and retain their contract label, which gives the maker name "M.L.W.CO" and dated 1969. The trousers also have the soldier's personal service number tacked to them.
The M1943 field uniform was first evaluated by units of the 3rd Infantry Division on the Anzio beach head in the summer of 1943. It was first issued in quantity to airborne units in late 1944, finally being issued to the rest of the army in January 1945. This example of has M1943 field trousers retains a visible instruction printed on to the HBT pocket lining, which also retains the contract label with very faint details. It is also stamped 36 inch waist with a 32 inch leg.
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